Intercity Travel in Northeastern Non-metropolitan Regions: What Roles Do Information Access and Technology Services Play in Public and Shared Transport Modes?

Little is known about intercity travel behavior in non-metropolitan contexts. The primary objective of this work is to help fill that literature gap by examining the roles that information access and technology services play for long distance trips where public and shared transport modes (e.g., intercity buses, rail) are viable options along with private automobiles. This work will consider the ways in which users access route, schedule, and ticketing information, as well as the importance of various technology services (e.g., on board wifi and electrical outlets, email or text messaging travel updates, mobile apps, etc.) for different travelers making intercity mode choice decisions. This work will use an a priori market segmentation approach to determine the characteristics of the market segment(s) that value high quality information access and technology services. This work will consider both the literature on intercity travel as well as the roles of information access and technology services in determining mode choice for the selection of relevant latent factors. This work will use data from a unique and recently completed travel survey effort to model the influence that information access and technology services has on intercity travel mode choice.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $36,500.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    UVM Transportation Center

    University of Vermont
    210 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT  United States  05405

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lee, Brian

  • Start Date: 20140901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160831
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160601
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37065

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01554048
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC29
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 25 2015 1:00AM